Adv Riders in Guatemala

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by richsuz, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. motomundo antigua

    motomundo antigua Tukker Motorsports

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    count me in,
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  2. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Small bikes get stolen all the time down here, big bikes don't. There is no market for a stolen big bike here.
  3. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan Supporter

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    That's right. The market is for spare parts so the most popular vehicles are the ones most often stolen. Here in Mexico VW cars are the most likely to be taken.

    I haven't heard of a big bike being stolen here either.
  4. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Last Friday an interesting group of riders started for a 3 day ride up to Nebaj, in the northern part of the Quiche region.

    Sara and Dan from BC , on a RTW journey, Megan from Alberta, a very brave solo riding young lady on a bike many years older as herself , Frank a big German fellow who recently moved to Guatemala , Mario and Victor from El Salavador , Trevor from Australia on his way to TDF, my lovely wife and myself the only locals in this gang.

    We left from our place in Antigua and our first stop was in Katok for breakfast ; that's where Frank joined our group, coming from Guatemala City .

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    From there we continued on CA1 westwards and we stopped at a viewpoint above Lake Atitlan

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    Our next stop was Chichicastenango


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    From there we went on to Sacapulas, where we were joined by Mario and Victor coming in from El Salvador


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    All the pics are courtesy of Daniel and his great camera :evil:clap
    More to come....
  5. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    From Sacapulas we started climbing up the mountains toward Nebaj, en joying the incredible views


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    We stopped in Nebaj for a late lunch


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    From there we took a dirt road out to Acul and Mil Amores , a small dairy farm up in the mountains . This is the place where the famous Queso de Chancol , Guatemalas finest cheese, is made.


    By the time we got there, a very light rain started …it makes the place look even more magic


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    But the rain couldn’t stop the local beauties from getting on our bikes


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    The next morning it was cloudy and foggy but we guys went still out riding , we went to Chajul and San Juan Cotzal.

    At our first stop in Chajul, our friends from El Salvador got a nice “boots shine”…20 minutes later we were riding again through mud and deep water


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    The ladies in the meantime were busy back at the farm, drinking beer



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    Our accomodations in Mil Amores


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    Mario,the proud Touratech rep in El Salvador showed us the newest Touratech topcase for the tropics


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    Later in the afternoon , Trevor arrived just in time to join us for a delicious dinner


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  6. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    It was an awesome weekend Julio, thanks again and Hola to everyone from ADV ¡:clap:clap:clap:freaky

    heres are some more pics

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    Julio and Pitin
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    Hola Julio
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    Daniel and Pitin, btw this is the last left turn from Nebaj to Acul where the Milamores Hacienda is located in case you ride there
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    Megan and Sara talking with the kids at Acul
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    Sara and Pitin dancing
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    Going out of Milamores Hacienda , land was on sale

    Saludos a todos
  7. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Great place. Wow the road looks a little muddy. :lol3

    Great to see you guys out riding, I need to get my ass down there soon!

    abrazos, Vicente
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Love the post. Great weekend with friends. Thanks to our amazing tour guides Julio and Luisa!
  9. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Great stuff :clap

    I wish I could have been there for that ride.
  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It was a bit foggy in the mountains





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    Sacapulus.





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    The boys head out to ride.




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    Stopped for a break






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    Some mud puddles






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    Hectic driving in the villages






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    Headed back to the ranch





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    The Mud bog





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  11. Tricepilot

    Tricepilot Bailando Con Las Estrellas Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Very tasty bits these pics :clap
  12. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Awesome how the roads in the area change so much sooo, in such a short time. I have been there in the rainy season too, but in January the roads were bone dry! Mil Amores and surrounded areas are my favorite places in Guatemala to R&R. (Ride and Relax)
  13. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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  14. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Glad to see more riders going to the area Hektoglider!

    When were you there? Where did you go? Where are you now?
  15. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    We were up there Thursday. We went up as far as where the road turned to concrete with switchbacks climbing well over 10'000 feet. I was really satisfied with the riding and scenery. I imagine many riders blow right on by on the CA-1 and miss it altogether. All that is needed is one extra day to pop up there and back eh. We did 110km's in, then retraced our way back thru Chiantla- Huehuetenango. We plan to stop in Antigua later , after visiting Xela.
  16. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Hola;
    My buddy and I are going to arrive in Guatemala City Saturday, Feb 16th. We are looking for some help in locating a moto friendly hotel/motel near Bavaia Motors. My GSA needs the 6000 mile service. Any advice or help would be appreciated.
  17. GuateRider

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    This place http://www.lastorreshotel.com/home2.htm is just a few blocks away from Bavaria Motors ; restaurants etc. is in walking distance and the price aprox.$30.00 is very reasonable for this part of the city .
    Save parking and free wifi
  18. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Let me know when you are getting to Antigua , a homemade dinner is on me if you are hungry :freaky
  19. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Thanks Guaterider, we'll check it out
  20. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    We will be another week or two. I will contact when we arrive there. That's a generous offer.